Oakland, Mich. 75, Centenary 64
Derick Nelson hit five 3-pointers as part of a 28-point effort
to lead Oakland, Mich., to a 75-64 victory over Centenary on
Nelson also had 10 rebounds for the Golden Grizzlies (17-8, 11-1
Summit League), who won their 16th straight league home game. Keith
Benson added 16 points and Larry Wright 10, and Johnathon Jones had
Matt Marseille scored 20 points, including 9 of 9 free throws,
but the Gents (8-15, 2-10) lost their fourth in a row. Daman
Starring scored 15 points, and Jerrald Bonham had 14 points and 10
Oakland missed 16 of first 19 shots and trailed 20-8 midway
through the first half.
The Grizzlies finally took the lead 30-29 on Will Hudson’s free
throws with 1:27 left in the first half, and the lead maxed out at
Oakland, 16-0 when leading at halftime, routed Centenary 88-50
on Jan. 9.